......."In July of 2011, I lost my older sister to breast cancer. Since that time I had not only been very depressed, but also continued to struggle with the issues of complex trauma resulting from emotional abuse as a child. I was fortunate to have been given the gift of a session with Kirsten at a recent Brainspotting training that took place in Boulder, CO. Kirsten was amazing, and the session was the most productive I have ever been involved in and I had done quite a few sessions over the childhood issues in my lifetime. Since that one session with Kirsten, I have been a more balanced person! Even with the recent loss of a friend's mother, someone whom I have known for 40 years, I didn’t return to the dark sadness that has pervaded me for the past 2 1/2 years. I owe Kirsten a huge debt of gratitude for bringing the light, love, and joy back into my life!"
Earl P, LCSW
.......“I did it! Your work with me was my saving grace. Once I was on the stand ready to tesify (knowing it was his third strike), I planted my feet on the ground, became “the strong redwood tree” and focused on what happened to me. It was the hardest thing I've ever done in my entire life. You saved me from falling, for that I am forever grateful. I can’t thank you enough! God sent you to me, I firmly believe that.”
.......“I have the pleasure of knowing Kirsten Kraus as a clinician of the highest degree of expertise in the field of trauma treatment as well as a CRM trainer of excellence. Her ability to combine somatic therapy, energy therapy, generational healing and CRM to heal trauma quickly and gently is uncanny. Experiencing her work personally is something you do not want to miss as her skills and wisdom manifest from a place deep inside her intuition and heart. I am honored that she has chosen to help me build the CRM community nationally as well as abroad, as she is a primary proponent of the CRM model and has the courage to go anywhere with it. I highly recommend her for any of your educational or clinical needs.”
Lisa Schwarz, M.Ed.
Developer of the Comprehensive Resource Model
......."Since working with Kirsten, the underlying cause of my anxiety, low mood and fears have truly been addressed. Kirsten has helped me process more of my trauma history than in all the years of working with other practitioners doing EFT, EMDR and CBT. She has helped me trust people again which has allowed me to actually be engaged and active in my life. I think Kirsten's efficacy is attributed to her unique blend of CRM, Brainspotting and Somatic Archaeology. She provides a safe, comfortable and empathetic environment to work on my concerns at my own pace. She is a kind and caring person. I can't say enough about how this has helped me. It has truly turned my life around 180 degrees. Some of the benefits of this work are.... it is gentle, safe, very quick and effective and has no side effects. I find this work beneficial even over Skype. I truly can't thank Kirsten enough for all the help she has given me. Our work together has been a light at the end of a very long tunnel."
Somatic Trauma Therapist